Dan Locklair’s In the Autumn Days will be performed by the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, David Hagy, Music Director and Conductor as part of their Thanksgiving Family Concert on Sunday, November 24 at 4:00 PM in Varick Auditorium on the campus of Livingstone College, 701 West Monroe Street in Salisbury, North Carolina.

The composer writes, “In the Autumn Days (A Symphony for Chamber Orchestra) was composed during the spring of 1984. It is dedicated “To the memory of Wriston Locklair (1925-1984)”, whose distinguished career as a critic included writings for Musical America and Opera News. His impact on my life was very significant.” Read his complete notes at http://www.locklair.com/wp/compositions/orchestra/in-the-autumn-days.

Other composers on the program include Bach (his Prelude to Cantata No. 29), Beethoven and Copland. Seasonal songs will be sung by the St. John’s Men’s Chorus and the Rowan County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus. The World Premiere of the men’s chorus version of “For the Beauty of the Earth” by John Rutter will also be performed by the St. John’s Men’s Chorus.

Adult tickets are $18.00, students $4.00, and children 8 and younger $2.00. For tickets and more about the November 24 event, call 704-637-4314 or visit http://www.salisburysymphony.org/. Read about the orchestra at http://www.salisburysymphony.org/about/history.

Dan Locklair is Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Music at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  More information about him, including a bio, list of works and discography at http://www.locklair.com.

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